Rugilė is one of our English to Lithuanian translators…
You provide Lithuanian translations, but where abouts are you based?
I am Lithuanian but I have lived in Spain for almost 15 years. For the last 10 of these, I have always had jobs related to the use of different languages. I have a degree in Translation and Interpreting and, since finishing my degree, I have worked on numerous different Lithuanian translations.
What languages do you use in your translation work, and how do you maintain your proficiency?
I studied at the University of Vilnius & University of Jaume I in Castellon, I had the opportunity to study Spanish and English language. Currently, my working languages are: Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish and English. For me, translation is a bridge that unites people that speak different languages and an indispensable tool for communication.
Was being a translator your dream job when you were little?
I can’t say that I discovered my vocation as a child, but my interest in languages did take shape over the years from my travels and my discovery of different worlds and the people that inhabit them. As well as a translator, I am also an intercultural mediator and I believe that these two professions are those which best define me professionally.
How did you become one of BigTranslations native translatiors providing Lithuanian translations?
I work at BigTranslation as a translator and proofreader. Sometimes life brings you unexpected surprises and exciting proposals, and that was the case with BigTranslation. One day I received a call and here I am, forming part of an extraordinary team. This is a young, dynamic team, with lots of enthusiasm, and which always ensures that all of its services are of the highest quality. I believe that the core pillars of this translation agency are its ability to adapt to the demands of the market and its strong technological foundation.
What are your top tips for professional translators who are just starting out?
I would say that a good translator is not afraid to move away from a text’s words in order to transmit its message. They manage them in such a way that the message and the purpose of the text are unaltered and the message is transmitted to the recipient in the most understandable way possible. Truthfully, I can’t imagine a world without translators even less, as Lithuanian translations is becoming a highly sought after profession, thanks to the rise in globalisation and the growth of technology. All new technologies and research need to be communicated to the greatest number of users as possible and, as such, Lithuanian translations will always need to be present.
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